Question: Can you tell me what the recovery period would be like for African-American rhinoplasty to heighten the nose bridge and reduce the size of nostrils? How long should I expect to have the bandages on for this type of procedure?

Answer: Most patients need about a week to recover from an open-type rhinoplasty to be presentable in public places. Another 2-3 weeks are required before patients can resume full physical activity. The nasal cast and splints are removed one week after the procedure.